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09-22-2009, 06:09 PM   #1
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New SMC PENTAX A 50mm/1.2 !

There are two new SMC PENTAX A 50mm/1.2 lenses on ebay !



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Wouldn't suppose there would be very many of these around...
Good pick.
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sigh...that's a lovely picture
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drool.........................

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nice but waaaaay overpriced!!
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Sweet!!! But no thx at that price.
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I do not buy anything new

I do not buy anything new since they are over priced and they will become used in my hand.
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isn't a brand new lens of this type costs at around 1,000 ?

well, if anyone is interested in buying the A lens for 570, then check this out >>> smc PENTAX A 50mm f/1.2 Exc+ - eBay (item 380158511170 end time Oct-13-09 22:00:00 PDT)

anyone looking for something that would beat the shit out of the 16-50mm, there is the FA* 28-70 2.8 selling for 1020.

and an FA* 200 2.8 for only 1,000 bucks. ( I could had jumped on this lens but can't afford it right now).

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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
anyone looking for something that would beat the shit out of the 16-50mm, there is the FA* 28-70 2.8 selling for 1020.
Is the FA*28-70 really that good? Is it even better than the Tamron 28-75/2.8?

QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxor Quote
and an FA* 200 2.8 for only 1,000 bucks. ( I could had jumped on this lens but can't afford it right now).
What makes the FA*200 more desirable/worth more than the DA*200 (the DA*200 is $959 new from B&H)? I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm genuinely curious as I own the FA*200 myself.
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Still listed on Pentax Japan for 96,600 yen.

So is the AF converter, but I'm not silly enough to think either is still in production....or even available from Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by photogerald Quote
Is the FA*28-70 really that good? Is it even better than the Tamron 28-75/2.8?



What makes the FA*200 more desirable/worth more than the DA*200 (the DA*200 is $959 new from B&H)? I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm genuinely curious as I own the FA*200 myself.

1.> the 28-70 is better in terms of build ,color and bokeh.
2.> the FA* 200 is ultra-sharp as opposed to the DA* 200 which is quite soft at wide and very useful for cropping. again, build is better, for me. so I'm considering this one for myself better than purchasing a DA* 300. just can't afford the FA* 300 2.8. that would had been a treat if it were available and cheaper.
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So much room for missunderstanding (from the 570$ 50/1.2)
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drool.........................
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I will only say one thing about the SMC-A 50mm f/1.2: You get what you pay for.

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QuoteOriginally posted by photogerald Quote
Is the FA*28-70 really that good? Is it even better than the Tamron 28-75/2.8?
It is funny back in the film days, the FA*28-70/2.8 was considered to be inferior to the Canon and Nikon offering. AF was slow, and extended plastic barrel and the PZ mechanism were fragile. Now anything FA* are being hyped up. Personally I think the Tamron is the best optically but the build quality of Tamron AF lenses are never great and AF is kind of erratic.

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What makes the FA*200 more desirable/worth more than the DA*200 (the DA*200 is $959 new from B&H)? I'm not trying to start an argument, I'm genuinely curious as I own the FA*200 myself.
I do not know how fast the DA*200 AF but the FA* versions AF quite fast for body driven AF, and there is nothing to fail (unlike SDM). Having the aperture ring means it can be used on other systems like 4/3 or EOS via adaptors. The downside is that this lens (or any FA*) is not sealed and dust does sneak in, and the silver paint if very prone to scratch too.
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